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Job id: 092425. Salary: £32,979 - £36,396 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 10 July 2024. Closing date: 24 July 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology.

Contact details: Gulsah Akdag.

Location: St Thomas' Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

About Us

The Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology is part of the Life Sciences & Medicine Faculty at King's College London and is based within the St Thomas’ Hospital campus.

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. The university is dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising our vision of making the world a better place.  Through its commitment to exceptional education, impactful research and genuine service to society, King’s College London is creating positive change in its communities, both in London and on the world stage. The Strategic Vision 2029 looks forward to King’s College London’s 200th anniversary in 2029 and sets out ambitious plans in five key areas:

  • Educating the next generation of change-makers
  • Challenging ideas and driving change through research
  • Giving back to society through meaningful service
  • Working with our local communities in London
  • Fostering global citizens with an international perspective

About the role

The Department of Twin Research wishes to appoint a Grade 4 Operations Assistant (maternity cover) to coordinate and carry out recruitment of healthy volunteers for research projects within national cohort study TwinsUK.

We are looking for a maternity cover for an Operations Assistant with experience and knowledge of working in an NHS/university research environment, and ideally with experience of recruiting patients to studies.

They will be required to interact with a multidisciplinary team working alongside other admin staff.  The role will involve working on projects to recruit volunteers for clinical research studies.

They will be required to work to SOPs and produce reports to meet KPIs as well as carrying out day to day administrative duties looking after a large cohort of research volunteers.

This is a full time post filling in as a maternity cover, and you will be offered a fixed term 12 month contract.

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Educated to NVQ level 3 or equivalent, or relevant experience
  2. Good working knowledge of using complex databases and management information systems including using Microsoft Word, Access and Excel
  3. Excellent written English including grammar, punctuation and structuring written text, as well as excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills at all levels
  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality and a good working understanding of data protection regulations, including UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
  5. Outstanding people skills – able to build a rapport with colleagues and cohort participants
  6. Experience of recruiting volunteers onto research studies over the phone, email and post as well as of accurate preparation of participant study information and visit packs and coordination of postal and email mailouts across different studies taking place simultaneously
  7. Excellent task management skills with the ability to work under pressure in busy environments to meet tight deadlines
  8. A commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, actively addressing areas of potential bias

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience of planning and implementation, including preparing budget, preparing business cases and plans, and risks
  2. Knowledge of Human Resources processes
  3. Knowledge of research practice and policy in health-related research

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.